PUBLIC LAW 98&-AUG. 6, 1956 Buhlic Law 988
August 6, 1956 [S. 4184]
Boys' merica. Clubs of America.
[70 S T A T. CHAPTER 976
AN ACT TQ incorporate the Boys' Clubs of America.
Be it enacted by the Senate and Hcmse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the following persons I Herbert Hoover, New York, New York; William E. Hall, New York, New York; Albert L. Cole, Pleasantville, New York; James A. Farley, New York, New York; Albert C. Wedemeyer, New York, New York; Matthew Woll, New York, New York; Jeremiah Milbank, New York, New York; Stanley Resor, New York, New York; James B. Carey, Washington, District of Columbia; J. Edgar Hoover, Washington, District of Columbia; Lewis L. Strauss, Washington, District of Columbia; General Robert E. Wood, Chicago, Illinois; Frederic Cameron Church, Boston, Massachusetts; H. Bruce Palmer, Newark, New Jersey; Edgar A. Guest, Detroit, Michigan; Nicholas H. Noyes, Indianapolis, Indiana; George A. Scott, San Diego, California; E. E. Fogelson, Dallas, Texas; Ernest Ingold, San Francisco, California; Jesse Draper, Atlanta, Georgia; Julius Epstein, Chicago, Illinois, and their successors, are hereby created and declared to be a body corporate of the District of Columbia, where its legal domicile shall be, by the name of the Boys' Clubs of America (hereinafter referred to as the corporation) and by such name shall be known and have perpetual succession and the powers, limitations, and restrictions herein contained. COMPLETION OF ORGANIZATION
SEC. 2. A majority of the persons named in the first section of this Act are authorized to complete the organization of the corporation by the adoption of a constitution and bylaws, not inconsistent with this Act, and the doing of such other acts (including the selection of officers and employees in accordance with such constitution and bylaws) as may be necessary for such purpose. PURPOSES OF THE CORPORATION
SEC. 3. The purposes of the corporation shall be to promote the health, social, educational, vocational, and character development of boys throughout the United States of America; to receive, invest, and disburse funds and to hold property for the purposes of the corporation. CORPORATE POWERS
SEC. 4. The corporation shall have power— (1) to have succession by its corporate name; (2) to sue and be sued, complain and defend in any court of competent jurisdiction; (3) to adopt, use, and alter a corporate seal; (4) to choose such officers, managers, agents, and employees as the business of the corporation may require; (5) to adopt, amend, and alter a constitution and bylaws, not inconsistent with the laws of the United States or any State in which the corporation is to operate, for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs; (6) to contract and be contracted with; (7) to take by lease, gift, purchase, grant, devise, or bequest from any private corporation, association, partnership, firm or individual and to hold any property, real, personal, or mixed,